Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Healthy Meals with Hello Fresh



It's easy to get into a rut when it comes to planning our meals and going for the same things week in, week out. This has meant that it has taken out the enjoyment of meal times for us as we are getting bored of using the same recipes. So when I was given the option of trying out a Hello Fresh box I jumped at the chance of trying some new and exciting meals. 

After checking their website I decided the classic box was ideal for us. Hello Fresh offer 3 different boxes - classic, veggie or family.  I chose the classic box with Blake being a fussy eater I felt that if we did go for a family box there would be quite a bit of waste. 

With Hello Fresh the idea is that it makes meal times much easier with no meal planning or grocery shopping.  This also means trying out new recipes to get you out of that rut knowing they will nutritious and delicious. 



When our box arrived we were surprised at how much you get in the box. The box had all of the fresh produce in separate bags with the name of the recipe on so you don't have to go routing through the box for the correct ingredients for each recipe. There is also a separate bag for chilled items which is kept cool so you can pop them straight in your fridge as soon as you can. 

Stuart is the cook in our little family and so that very evening we decided to try out one of the recipes. We went for the Asian Chicken with Stir-fried kale and coconut. Stuart followed the recipe word for word. The recipe was easy for him to follow and smelled delicious. It was soon cooked, plated up and than devoured. The portion sizes are ample, in fact we were stuffed afterwards. 




This was also the same with the other two meals we had as well. When ordering you have a choice of choosing to go for three meals or five meals and can choose them to be for either 2, 3 or 4 people.  Our second meal was Gnocchi Bolognese with cheesy Broccoli. As a fan of the family favourite of the classic it was lovely to try a new twist with it. We have probably had gnocchi once in the 8 years Stuart and I have been together as he isn't usually a fan of it however was willing to give this recipe a try. With the gnocchi being fried it tasted delicious and we both agreed that we will have gnocchi more often if cooked in the same way. We also liked that the broccoli was both roasted and grilled which is a way we never thought to cook broccoli before. 


Last of all was Balsamic steak with red cabbage and potato wedges. We love a good steak and chips and so were looking forward to the twist with this recipe. The recipe means for the steak to be super rare however no matter how you like your steak cooked it will taste delicious. We loved this meal with its delicious flavours, our only complaint would be that we would have loved more steak and less of the red cabbage. We found that was a lot of red cabbage which we didn't finish so I'd recommend using less than the recipe states. 

Price was the boxes for some would be a little on the expensive side however for us I can say it would be great to do very occasionally when we have the funds to do so. I would certainly use Hello Fresh in the future and I can see them being super convenient for those with a busy life style for new parents who just don't have the time with meal planning. 


25 comments:

  1. I love the look of the HelloFresh boxes, especially as we're expecting our second child any day now. I like that it is convenient, healthy and takes the thinking out of meal planning :)

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  2. Looks like some lovely food there. I think i'll have to give this a whirl

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  3. I've not used these before. The Asian Chicken with Stir-fried kale and coconut sounds amazing! I'm off for a nosy on their site :)

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  4. I agree the prices are a little expensive but I think for an occasional treat it's a lovely box!

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  5. I'd be interested in finding out what was in the veggie boxes as this would definitely make meal planning easier!

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  6. We've just signed up to ours and are expecting our package tomorrow. It does seems like fun cooking ;)

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  7. I have just had a look and this idea is amazing. I had no clue that this was a thing!

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  8. I love the idea of hello fresh but as like you said it's a tad bit expensive but they have good foods I know that much

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  9. I love the sound of this subscription box, I blooming hate meal planning!

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  10. We love Hello Fresh at our house. Everything we've ever received has been so delicious. During busy weeks it's so nice to have a box waiting on our front doorstep!

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  11. I've used this before and really liked it! It was a good amount of food for the price, and super fresh!

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  12. The balsamic steak looks amazing, would love to try that

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  13. these seem like a good idea for those days and nights you know you'll be later home - saves the rushing around

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  14. We meal plan but like you said it's so easy to get into a rut. I love the sound of the Asian chicken x

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  15. looks fab, I think you pay for the planning and preparation/recipes ideas so good value in that sense

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  16. These look like amazing dishes! I have to admit I tried out Hello Fresh when they started up, and their meals were nothing like this! I will have to give them another go!

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  17. This is something I have wanted to try. The steak dish sounds delicious.

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  18. We love Hello Fresh. The recipes are always so tasty.

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  19. This is perfect for people with busy lives.

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  20. These look really tasty - I admit the price had put me off before but they are maybe worth a try!

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  21. The Asian Chicken looks incredible! These boxes look like such a convenient option, especially for busy weeks maybe when you don't have much time for planning and food shopping :)

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  22. I have a voucher for hello fresh and didn't know whether to use it. I think I'll give it a go after reading this x

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  23. Love Hello Fresh - have only tried it twice but it was so easy to make healthy family meals with as little stress as possible

    Laura x

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  24. I've been thinking of trying Hello Fresh for a while because we get really stuck in a rut with food too. X

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  25. We a couple of months worth of Hello Fresh and some meals were so somall

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